What would be possible if schools and workplaces focused on cultivating people's strengths? Why is coaching the magic catalyst for unleashing the potential of strengths in individuals and teams? How can organizations move from a global average of 13% on engagement metrics to 70-80% through a strengths-based approach? Tune in to this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone podcast with special guest Paul Allen--Global Strengths Evangelist with the Gallup organization--to explore these and other important questions.
In this episode of the podcast host Krister Lowe and TCZ partner George Johnson explore a range of themes with guest Paul Allen including:
1. Paul's journey from tech entrepreneur and Founder of Ancestry.com to joining the Gallup organization as a Global Strengths Evangelist.
2. Don Clifton and the origins of the strengths-based movement.
3. An introduction to the StrengthsFinder assessment and the 34 strengths.
4. Four strengths domains (Strategic, Execution, Relationship, Influence).
5. Coaching individuals and teams with a strengths-based focus.
6. How to approach weaknesses.
7. Stories of transforming individuals and teams through a strengths-based approach.
8. Reaching 1 billion people and 1 million coaches via StrengthsFinder.
9. Research on strengths and teams.
10. Why a strengths-based approach is needed in the world now.
11. How coaches can incorporate a strengths-based approach into their coaching practice.
This is an episode that all team coaches can't afford to miss! Tune in today and begin your journey to helping unleash the power of strengths to transform individuals, teams, organizations and even the world!
How can team coaches help project teams successfully deliver results? What makes team coaching an essential condition for teams working on "complex" vs. "complicated" projects? Can the project manager be the team's coach? Tune in to this week's episode of The Team Coaching Zone Podcast where host Dr. Krister Lowe interviews special guest Tony Llewellyn on these and more thought-provoking questions!
Tony Llewellyn, M.Sc. is a team coach, the author of "Performance Coaching on Complex Projects: Influencing Behavior and Enabling Change," a Collaboration Director at Resolex, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster. Tony has a 30+ year background working on complex projects in the construction and real estate industries and for the past 5 years has been focusing on developing team coaching within the project management field.
In this episode of the podcast Tony shares:
1. His journey from working as a Director and Partner on complex projects to the field of team coaching.
2. Why team coaching is necessary for the evolution of the project management field at this time.
3. Challenges faced by project teams that require team coaching.
4. Tony's 5 Phase Team Coaching Model for Project Teams
5. Two stories applying the team coaching concepts on large construction projects.
6. Tony's 2016 book "Performance Coaching on Complex Projects: Influencing Behavior and Enabling Change"
7. His website and free resources: http://www.teamcoachingtoolkit.com/
This episode provides all those working in the project management arena with a compelling case for incorporating team coaching into the PM approach. It also provides all team coaches with some rich insights into managing complexity in teams, how to overcome some of the key pitfalls of complex projects, as well as how to capitalize on some of the opportunities that await those who dare to make the plunge into this arena. The is an episode that you will surely not want to miss! Tune in today and take your team coaching practice to the next level!